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22 potential future stars awarded sporting scholarships

Competing in sports as diverse as alpine skiing, clay pigeon shooting, modern pentathlon and rowing, all our new scholars have demonstrated their potential to succeed both academically and on the national and international sporting stage.

How can society offer freedom of transport in low carbon age?

Professor Jamie Turner (Mechanical Engineering) summarises his recent inaugural lecture on the challenges of transportation in the low carbon age.

Italy’s referendum is anti-establishment not populist triumph

Felia Allum writes for The Conversation on Italy’s crisis following the referendum on constitutional changes.

Aurelien Mondon’s Newsweek view on France’s choice

Dr Aurelien Mondon (PoLIS) writes for Newsweek

Winter degree ceremony information

Wednesday Lunchtime artists talk at The Edge

Fancy doing something different on Wednesdays at 1.15pm? Learn about drawing at The Edge - all welcome.

Vigil for our World (VOW): weekly drop in on Tuesdays

An hour of dedicated silence: Come and set aside some time to think of our world; to be together with others, for as long as you want, to sit in silent vigil and to reflect; to pray quietly if you wish; light a candle; think of those you love.

Celebrating our honorary graduates

What links Dame Maggie Smith with Sir David Attenborough? They’re both Bath honorary graduates

University partners on two new EPSRC Research Hubs

The University of Bath is involved in two new research hubs funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to improve the UK’s manufacturing processes.

Legislation alone not enough to close gender gap in boardroom

Governments that rely on legislation alone to encourage women into senior management are less successful than those that back policy commitments with financial support, shows research from the University's School of Management.

Podcast: Challenging perspectives on disability & design

Co-founder of Motivation, David Constantine MBE, delivers the 48th Annual Designability Lecture, talking about his experiences as a wheelchair user and setting up a charity to give disabled people in the developing world access to wheelchairs using local materials and staff.

Students to enrich lives through sport in 2017 Zambia project

Fundraising under way as sporty students prepare for 2017 Volunteer Zambia project

Bath scientists set standard for UK firefighter fitness in changing Britain

Researchers from the University have devised new scientifically-based and nationally-recognised fitness tests and standards, against which the physical capacity of the country's 50,000 firefighters can be evaluated.

Teams battle for balloons in programming contest

Our 50th anniversary events programme got competitive when we hosted the North West Europe Regional Programming Contest (NWERC).

Student Chloe puts on her running shoes for charity

Getting sporty: Chloe Chan is hoping to complete the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon for the first time on Sunday 12 March.

Bath experts in big demand, at home and abroad

Academics from the University of Bath and its Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are in demand to add their expertise to events in Britain, Europe and across the world, organised by companies and organisations from the public, private and third sectors.

IPR’s Sue Maguire in Independent: out-of-work women

Research carried out by Professor Sue Maguire (Institute for Policy Research) in partnership with the Young Women’s Trust, has been cited in The Independent.

Students hope experiment will go to the moon in 2017

A team of Bath students are finalists in the global Lab2Moon challenge; if they win their experiment win a place on a spaceship next year.

Sustainability in business: Tue 6 Dec

In this key note speech, CEO of Unilever Paul Polman will share his own strategies, challenges & successes

Train travel to London via Paddington over Christmas period

London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24 December to Thursday 29 December.

Pioneering partnership with EDF Energy

The research partnership will establish the Hinkley Point C Supply Chain Innovation Lab in our School of Management

Long research titles receive fewer citations

An article in the THE cites Professor John Hudson's analysis of 155,000 journal articles submitted to REF 2014 showing that a pithy title for a research paper could significantly improve its impact.

Towards a new science of autism: 7 Dec

Professor Liz Pellicano, from UCL Institute of Education, will give the first Centre for Applied Autism Research CAAR annual lecture on 7 December 2016.

University embarks on pioneering partnership with EDF Energy

The University is embarking on an innovative research partnership with EDF Energy, the company behind the UK’s new nuclear power station project, Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

From lab bench to backbench: University of Bath researchers visit politicians in Westminster

Three researchers from the University of Bath will be learning how their research can inform legislation when they visit the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

VC welcomes Stellenbosch visitors

The Rector & Vice-Chancellor of our partner university in South Africa recently met with staff from Bath

Watch our HSS researchers ‘ignite’ local minds

Chance to be a fly on the wall at an entertaining night of research at the pub

Syrian student looks ahead after PhD

After three years at Bath, Ammar Azzouz is now looking to make his impact on the world

English & Welsh unis join forces to boost cultural economy

GW4 universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, are exploring new collaborative ways of working with cultural organisations.

Public engagement project recognised in national awards

A collaborative project between our researchers and the fostering charity TACT has been shortlisted for a national public engagement award.

Clinical trial of infection detecting bandages begins

A clinical trial of a smart bandage which changes colour when it detects infections is beginning using samples from burns patients from four UK hospitals.

Icelandic Ambassador visits the Uni

Top level diplomat, His Excellency Mr Thórdur Aegir Óskarsson, welcomed by VC & Professor Paul Salkovskis

Professor Roger Farmer on the prevention of financial crises

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) recently hosted a lecture by Roger Farmer, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick and Research Director at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

Entrance road to Medical Centre closed: 28 Nov - 2 Dec

Pedestrian access will still be possible from North Road for the duration of the works.

More reliable way to produce single photons

Physicists at the University of Bath have developed a technique to more reliably produce single photons that can be imprinted with quantum information.

Nick Pearce on Hammond's Autumn Statement

Professor Nick Pearce is Director of our Institute for Policy Research.

New podcast: How Bath research is improving TB vaccines

This podcast from Dr Jean van Den Elsen explores how our research is developing a unique adjuvant protein with the potential to provide easier delivery, increased safety and more accessible vaccination programmes.

Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?

Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution are part of the largest ever international study on the nesting behaviour of shorebirds. The study published in Nature found that sharing of parental duties varied hugely between species.

Health academics in The Conversation on women & obesity

Emma Rich, Annaleise Depper & Jessica Francombe-Webb explain why young women need to be given a louder voice in the obesity debate.

Aurelien Mondon on Radio 4’s World Tonight on French vote

New podcast: The ESA’s mission to Jupiter

In this William Herschel Society lecture, Dr Nigel Bannister, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, talks about the engineering challenges of mounting a mission to the largest planet in the solar system which is scheduled to launch in 2022.

Conference showcases latest advances in cancer research

Today's Cancer Research @ Bath Symposium will bring together researchers with clinicians to share latest learning on cancer diagnosis and treatments.

Swim coach hits new heights to raise funds for kid's hospital

University of Bath Head Swimming Coach Mark Skimming scaled new heights to raise £7,500 for Bristol Children’s Hospital by trekking 3,000m to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

50th on cover of University Business

On the cover: The Earl of Wessex helps University celebrate 50 years since receiving Royal Charter

Chris Eccleston blogs for Age UK on keeping warm in winter

Chris Eccleston, Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department for Health, explains how humans make the potentially life-or-death decisions that help us stay warm.

Jonathan Gray: Leibniz, Llull & computational imagination

Three hundred years after the death of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and seven hundred years after the birth of Ramon Llull, Jonathan Gray looks at how their early visions of computation and the “combinatorial art” speak to our own age of data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence.

University of Bath licenses preclinical compounds to Orexigen Therapeutics

Two scientists from the Bath University Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology have agreed an exclusive license with Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., a California-based pharmaceutical company, for two series of compounds targeting drug addiction and pain.

Mattia Cacciatori talks about future of ICC on Australian TV

Mattia Cacciatori (PoLIS) has appeared on ABC Television, Australia discussing the future of the International Criminal Court.

Hon degree for former World Bank economist

Professor Kaushik Basu is the latest emiment academic figure to be honoured as part of our 50th celebrations

IPR blog: Frances Amery on sexual health in an age of austerity

Cuts to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services result in drastically increased spending due to unintended pregnancies and STI infections as well as having an adverse impact on disadvantaged communities.

Expressions of Research exhibition - art engaging with research

Find out how artists have been working with our researchers at the Expressions of Research exhibition at 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath, 11am-6pm daily from 18-24 November.

Three Bath students shortlisted for Williams F1 Engineer Award

Bath students Mark Ascott, Robert Beynon and Oliver Cartlidge have all been named in the shortlist for the 2017 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award, which brings an engineering student into the Williams Formula 1 team for an accelerated career development programme.

Charlie Lees comments on Farage-Trump link: Radio 5 Live

Adrian Chiles interviews Professor Charlie Lees (PoLIS) about the recent meeting between Nigel Farage and Donald Trump

BBC's 'Trust Me I’m a Dr' needs participants. Can you help?

Volunteer for a Trust Me experiment about exercise and diet based on campus.

Kate Howey inducted into Hall of Fame

Britain's only woman to have won two Olympic judo medals has joined our Hall of Fame for Sport

Researchers learn how to use experimental apparatus

Chemical Engineering welcomed engineering and science researchers from the Universities of Bath and Bristol to learn how to use their isotopic exchange rig, which is unique experimental apparatus.

Prosperity for all - How to prevent financial crises: 22 Nov

On 22 November, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) welcomes world-leading macro-economist Professor Roger Farmer to discuss the thorny problem of preventing financial crises and ensuring prosperity for all.

Guardian blog: Moral matrix that influences how people vote

Nathalia Gjersoe, senior lecturer in developmental psychology, writes about Moral Foundations Theory.

Celebrating 40 years of Knowledge Transfer Partnership success

The KTP@40 event was most timely, with the University of Bath turning 50 this year, reinforcing the benefits of research collaborations with industry; a bedrock of the institution’s culture.

Network Rail delays Great Western electrification

Network Rail will be deferring four parts of the Great Western electrification programme.

Gym expansion plans are unveiled

New investment will more than double the capacity of the Sports Training Village gym